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Tax highlights

4 November 2013


In this week's Tax highlights we feature:

  • IGT Annual report 2012-13 released: The Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT), Ali Noroozi, has released his Annual Report for 2012-13. The report examines the evolution of the IGT-ATO relationship, improving ATO implementation of IGT recommendations, addressing specific issues outside the formal review process and emerging themes in tax administration

  • ATO Annual report 2012-13 released: The Commissioner of Taxation, Chris Jordan, has released his Annual Report for 2012-13. The report discusses the key focus areas for the ATO next year, multinational tax initiatives, connectivity developments and the ATO’s approach to dispute resolution

  • Macquarie appeal dismissed – Commissioner not bound by practice statement: The Full Federal Court has dismissed Macquarie Bank’s application for leave to appeal against the decision of the Federal Court in Macquarie Bank Limited v Commissioner of Taxation as there was no basis on which the Bank could seek to enforce any adherence to the ATO practice statement.

Plus we provide our synopsis of the latest legislative developments, cases, announcements, and ATO information and releases.



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